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Added by Dierdre on 7 May 2011 02:55
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Movies I Watched in School (And What I Learned)

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Senior year, French 4

From what I watched of it, the movie was the Mr. and Mrs. Smith of the 18th century with pompous British accents and Gandalf.

What I learned: How to talk like a British William Shatner.

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People who added this item 686 Average listal rating (453 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Senior year, Psychology AP

A fun comedy, one of my teacher's favorite movies, and a way to relax right after our AP.

What I learned: Freudian slips--when you say one thing but mean your mother.


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People who added this item 283 Average listal rating (202 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Senior year, French 4

Hilarious comedy about a post office manager who is transferred to THE NORTH--a place of isolation, vulgarity, drinking, and weird accents. A great way to learn about places in France other than Paris.

What I learned: Stereotypes are a-okay as long as it pleases your boss.



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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Senior year, 12 English Literature AP

Dustin Hoffman in this classic play by Arthur Miller. It was a wonderful movie, and definitely worth watching.

What I learned: Salesmen lead tragic, dramatic lives which can entertain an entire 12 AP class.

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People who added this item 182 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Othello (1996)
Senior year, 12 AP

We only saw a few clips of the ending in class, but it's worth mentioning. I watched the entire movie afterwards. Morpheus does a damn good job playing Othello.

Best. Tragedy. Ever.

What I learned: Monologuing makes you look badass.

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People who added this item 441 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Junior year, French 3

A musical about a romance in Cherbourg. It's hard to describe unless you've seen it, but I loved this movie. There's a magical appeal to the setting, and the colors are absolutely breathtaking.

What I learned: Marry the rich guy who's in love with you, even though you're pregnant with someone else's kid.



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People who added this item 6003 Average listal rating (4072 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Junior year, European History AP

What I learned: Guilt is a great motivator to live your life to the fullest.


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People who added this item 1536 Average listal rating (848 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Junior year, European History AP

What I learned: Artists are really creepy.

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People who added this item 918 Average listal rating (551 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Sophomore year, American History AP

What I learned: A 2-hour movie about an interview between two middle-aged men will put 75% of the class to sleep.

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People who added this item 260 Average listal rating (155 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
Sophomore year, American History AP

What I learned: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."

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People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Sophomore year, French 3

What I learned: No matter how you portray it, middle-aged men hanging around a 5 year old is creepy.

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People who added this item 1668 Average listal rating (1153 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Sophomore year, Honors English

What I learned: Even ugly monsters need love.

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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
Julius Caesar (1970)
What I learned: "ET TU BRUTE?"

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People who added this item 5501 Average listal rating (3629 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Big Fish (2004)
Junior year, English AP

What I learned: Lying is fine, as long as you make them interesting.

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People who added this item 1911 Average listal rating (1251 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
Junior year, English AP

What I learned: Dressing in drag is a solution to all of life's problems--especially if they involve gangs.

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People who added this item 1675 Average listal rating (1060 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
Junior year, English AP

What I learned: Life sucks for Indians if they don't want to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer.

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People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Sophomore year, Algebra II

What I learned: Through hard work and perseverance, people will accuse you of cheating if you do too well.

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People who added this item 881 Average listal rating (551 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Sophomore year, Honors English

What I learned: Old white guys in seclusion are secretly famous writers.

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People who added this item 1421 Average listal rating (819 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Elizabeth (1998)
Junior year, European History AP

What I learned: Don't piss off Catholics, they will cut you.

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People who added this item 605 Average listal rating (354 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Freshman year, Honors English

What I learned: Teenagers are too stupid to make their own decisions.

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People who added this item 5820 Average listal rating (3671 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
Junior year, European History AP

What I learned: No matter what you do, there's always more people you could have saved.

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People who added this item 2413 Average listal rating (1578 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9
12 Angry Men (1957)
Junior year, English AP

What I learned: How NOT to be a jury member.

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People who added this item 1187 Average listal rating (751 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Summer Economics

What I learned: Nicolas Cage is capable of more than one expression on his face and doesn't have to completely lose his shit in movies--something I wasn't aware of through most of his career.



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People who added this item 1884 Average listal rating (1122 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Freshman year, Honors English

What I learned: The creepy recluse from across the street is actually a nice guy, so you should totally hang out with him all the time.

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People who added this item 1325 Average listal rating (813 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8
Sophomore year, American History AP

What I learned: The Depression sucked.

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People who added this item 339 Average listal rating (211 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
Junior year, English AP

What I learned: Rich people are morally bankrupt, but who cares? They're fabulous everywhere else.

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People who added this item 128 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
La Boum (1980)
Freshman year, French 1

What I learned: The quality of the rest of your life is based on whether or not you go to a party in high school. If you don't, you'll be labeled a loser forever. For-ever.

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People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Sophomore year, French 2

What I learned: Kids in France are way too exposed to sex.

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People who added this item 2697 Average listal rating (1789 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Senior year, Psychology AP

What I learned: Jack Nicholson plays crazy assholes a little too well.



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People who added this item 275 Average listal rating (190 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Senior year, French 4

What I learned: Don't let an idiot use your phone.

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People who added this item 1042 Average listal rating (589 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Senior year, French 4

What I learned: A tortured life makes for a tortured movie in a room full of tortured kids.

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